3/1/19

How I Do: Choosing the Right Jewelry for You

If you don’t wear a lot of jewelry then when it does come to choosing some it can be difficult as the jewelry you wear can be very personal. Jewelry comes in all different sizes, shapes, textures and colors. Then there are various options for rings, chains, anklets, bracelets, earrings, and necklaces and each piece of jewelry has its importance, value and need. 

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Even if you’re not spending a lot of money on your jewelry, it is still important to you, and whether it’s for everyday wear or you’re looking for something to wear on special occasions, it’s good to experiment with what suits you and what styles you like best.

Earrings
Do you have pierced ears? If so, do you prefer stud earrings or dangly ones? Experiment with hoops, chandelier-style or other drop-type earrings to see which ones suit your face and your hair, you can buy some reasonably inexpensive earrings to do this. 

Necklaces
Do you have or do you want an everyday necklace that you wear for work or play, or do you prefer having a few dressier pieces that you can wear for special occasions? Again you can experiment with style and length, do chain necklaces with pendants suit you? Or are solid ones where the necklace itself is the attraction more for you? There are so many choices when it comes to style, for example, there’s choker-length, short, long and you could have chain-link, beads or something entirely different.

Bracelets
Do you like Bangles, Charms, Rope, or Mesh? There are again so many options for what you might choose to adorn your wrists. Depending on what you do for a job, chunky or bangle bracelets might not suit your everyday life. However, you could have some bracelets ready for special occasions and weekends. 

Rings
Rings can also depend on what you do every day, if you are in a medical or food-handling profession and need to wear gloves, smaller rings would probably be a better choice than ones with gems that stand up straight. Or, if you care for young children or babies, you will probably want something that doesn’t have any edges that could potentially scratch them. Then what do you like? Are you a fan of something large and eye-catching, or something smaller? 

Once you know what kind of look you’re going for and you have a budget, then you can have a look at what type of metal you would like your jewelry to be made from. Most jewelry is made of one of three metals: platinum, gold or silver. Platinum is hypoallergenic and ideal if you have sensitive skin. It’s also durable, tarnish-resistant and easy to care for. 

Then you have gold which can be yellow, white, rose or black. Gold is also resistant to rust, tarnish or corrosion and the number of carats tell you how durable it is. 

Sterling silver is a very cost-effective choice, more so than gold or platinum, and it’s also durable and beautiful, and it’s easy to prevent silver tarnish. You should choose a metal based on how it looks with your specific features, such as hair color and eye color and most of all pick something that you love. 

2/2/19

Giving Your Style an Easy Boost

If you are currently feeling as though you are not quite sure what to do with your style, you are not alone. This is a feeling that strikes many at different times, and it is often hard enough to know what kind of a change you will need to make, let alone how you could even go about making that kind of change once you figure out what it is. In this post, we are going to take a look at some of the things that you can always consider a possibility if you are looking for a quick boost to your style; as long as you have these ideas in the back of your mind, you should find it surprisingly easy to lift up your style whenever you feel you need to, and so get back to looking your absolute best again in no time.



Change The Bag
It’s always worth looking at accessories, given what kind of effect they tend to have on the whole outfit and look. When you use accessories in the right way, it essentially means that you can create a huge number of different looks with the same clothing, and that can be an easy boost for anyone’s style for that very reason. The bag is one place to look to, as it is so easy to change up and yet can make such a profound difference overall. If you already have a selection to choose between, then all the better, but if not then perhaps it might be time to think about treating yourself to a fancy Fifth Collection Louis Vuitton or something similar. As long as you are happy with the bag, it’s likely that you will be happy with the whole look and feel of your style as well.

A New Coat
In winter, one of the simplest changes you can make to your whole style is to change your coat, and this can be a great means of producing whatever kind of effect you might be looking for. Of course, it’s not always feasible to buy a new coat, but it is usually perfectly possible to at least switch out between the ones you already own, and generally that alone will; make a big enough difference to how your style feels. This is at least worthwhile and effective as long as you are outside, but of course if you are going to an event indoors you will need to also think about what is underneath the coat.

Be Confident
Finally, remember that confidence is the number one tool that you have in attempting to make any look really work for you. If you think you have been a little lacking in confidence recently, then you might want to think about working on that - something which anyone can do if they try. It helps to think of confidence like a muscle which needs training in order to grow - as long as you do that, and you don’t let it atrophy, you should find that you can carry off your style with much greater aplomb.